Category Archives: Askew Road Library

Mental Health Awareness Week – Surviving or Thriving?

Read, learn and connect with us during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week – Libraries’ positive contribution to the mental well-being of the population is well documented – see the Arts Council’s publication on ‘The health and wellbeing benefits of … Continue reading

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Calling all comic fans!

Save the date – Saturday 7 May is free Comic Book Day! And libraries are taking part, courtesy of the lovely folks at Forbidden Planet who are providing the comics to us. Across North America and around the world, comic shops … Continue reading

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Spine Festival at Askew Road Library 3 to 5 March

SPINE Festival encourages children and people of all ages to explore and express ideas creatively, to stand up and be heard, and to view their local libraries as the cultural spine of their community. SPINE Festival aims to engage more … Continue reading

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Happy National Libraries Day!

Today, 6 February is National Libraries Day – are you coming to the library today? We’d love to see you. If you haven’t been to the library for a while, pick your nearest one and come and find out what … Continue reading

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Stay Well This Winter!

We have blogged in the past about the ways that libraries are good for your health and wellbeing: increasing social and community cohesion with events and book groups, improving literacy and life skills, providing information about CV sessions, interview skills, … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday Askew Road Library

Congratulations to Askew Road Library on achieving its 40th birthday on Sunday 11th October 2015. Below we have two beautiful pieces the first by the original branch librarian Jean Galsworthy about her time there and the second by Councillor wicks … Continue reading

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“From then till now”

Long-time librarian, Elin Jones, reflects on her career working in Hammersmith and Fulham libraries… I retired this April after thirty-six and a half years of library service – and what lovely memories I take with me. I started working for Hammersmith and … Continue reading

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